Former Senator John Edwards is on a crusade promoting his new book. Edwards has also embarked on an anti-Wal-Mart crusade. He instructs his staff members and all Americans not to shop at Wal-Mart, saying that wages at Wal-Mart are "too low."
"Wal-Mart makes plenty of money. They need to pay their people well," Edwards said at a Pittsburgh anti-Wal-Mart rally in August.
So naturally, when visiting New Hampshire to promote his book, Edwards held his book signing at Barnes & Noble instead of the Wal-Mart right next door. One big problem for Edwards? Wal-Mart pays hourly employees more than Barnes & Noble. The Barnes & Noble where Edwards promoted his book pays $7 an hour for new employees, and the Wal-Mart right next door pays $7.50 an hour.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Just wondering, will Edwards now release a statement saying "Barnes and Noble makes plenty of money. They need to pay their people well."